are Adventurer Maps unique to any other map?
Adventurer Maps are up to date, field surveyed
and extensively researched, which aids map readers in successful navigation
and information on the area. There are many advantages to the Adventurer
Map which makes it unique to any other map on the market, as outlined below:
Symbols- Conventional symbols are used
so they are easily recognisable where referral to a legend is not necessary
to analyse the map.
Scale- The scale of the map allows
all features such as tracks, mines, boundaries, etc. to be shown where
previously not possible on smaller scale maps. Therefore map readers are
able to get a true picture of the area.
Elevation Points- Elevation points
are positioned along tracks so walkers and off-road drivers are easily
able to determine the grade of the track. High points of mountains are
also shown to give readers an idea of the elevation of the area as a point
of interest and to aid walkers walking off the beaten track.
Tracks- Every track is shown including
those overgrown. Overgrown tracks may be quite visible at the entrance
but become undrivable after as little as 20 metres. Overgrown tracks are
plotted for two major reasons: 1. Navigation 2. To allow complete overgrowth
Mines- Mines give an added interest
to the area. After all, it was the gold that gave birth to the ghost towns
of these areas and are therefore an important factor in Victoria's history.
Many mine enthusiasts, historians, gold seekers and relic seekers love
the Adventurer Map for this reason.
Creeks- The majority of creeks shown
are simply run-offs where water channels down the slope of the mountain.
These help drivers estimate the condition of a track and the shape of the
terrain. They also provide a navigational tool for mine enthusiasts walking
off the beaten track.
Clearings- The smallest of clearings
and disused quarries are even shown which helps travellers get an idea
of their exact location along a track.
Historical information- Locations of
the 1800's hotel sites, properties, townships, etc are also shown which
interests travellers to these areas. A brief paragraph on the area is presented
on the cover of the map.
The Grid- Grid co-ordinates are shown
only, and a note of the datum used is noted to assist those people using
grid references, computations or global positioning systems for navigation.
The variation between grid north and magnetic north is also shown for orienteering
Map Sheet- The size of the map sheet
is designed so that navigating while on the move is easy.
General Information- All information
on the areas mapped are up to date. Information such as seasonal closures
of tracks, private/leased properties, government regulations etc is noted.
Additional notes such as extreme conditions of tracks, numerous mine shafts
and old logging areas are also noted.
Copper Mine Hotel at Coopers Creek,
near Walhalla ( unfortunately destroyed by fire- but is now
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